Therapeutic  Massage

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Relaxing Massage   30 minutes, $30    One Hour $60

Deep Tissue Massage 30 minutes, $40
One Hour  $75
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Lymphatic Drainage Massage-- Light work focusing on aiding the pumping action of the body's natural lymph system to aid in detoxification and movement of lymphatic fluid to be released by the body's natural system.  $110 to $130 per 90 minutes.

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Cranial Sacral Massage 

Cranial sacral therapy (CST) is sometimes also referred to as craniosacral therapy. It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column.

CST is noninvasive. It uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.

It’s thought that through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal.

CST may relieve compression in the head, neck, and back. This can soothe pain and release both emotional and physical stress and tension. It’s also thought to help restore cranial mobility and ease or release restrictions of the head, neck, and nerves.

Cranial sacral therapy can be used for people of all ages. It may be used for conditions like:

  • migraines and headaches

  • constipation

  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • disturbed sleep cycles and insomnia

  • scoliosis

  • stress and PTSD

  • sinus infections

  • neck pain

  • fibromyalgia

  • after surgery care

  • recurrent ear infections or colic in infants

  • TMJ

  • trauma recovery, including trauma from whiplash

  • mood disorders like anxiety or depression

  • Lyme disease side effect relief

There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that CST is an effective treatment, but more research is needed to scientifically determine this. There’s evidence that it can relieve stress and tension, though some research suggests that it may only be effective for infants, toddlers, and children.

Other studies, however, indicate that CST may be an effective treatment — or part of an effective treatment plan — for certain conditions. One 2012Trusted Source study found that it was effective at reducing symptoms in those with severe migraines. Another study found that people with fibromyalgia experienced relief from symptoms (including pain and anxiety) thanks to CST.

Side effects and risks

The most common side effect of cranial sacral therapy is mild discomfort following the treatment. This is often temporary and will fade within 24 hours.

There are certain individuals who shouldn’t use CST. These include people who have:

  • severe bleeding disorders

  • a diagnosed aneurysm

  • a history of recent traumatic head injuries, which may include cranial bleeding or skull fractures

Procedure and technique

When you arrive for your appointment, your practitioner will ask you about your symptoms and any preexisting conditions that you have.

You’ll typically remain fully clothed during the treatment, so wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. Your session will last about an hour, and you’ll likely begin by lying down on your back on the massage table. The practitioner may begin at your head, feet, or near the middle of your body.

Using five grams of pressure (which is about the weight of a nickel), the provider will gently hold your feet, head, or sacrum to listen to their subtle rhythms. If they detect it’s needed, they may gently press or reposition you to normalize the flow of the cerebrospinal fluids. They may use tissue-release methods while supporting one of your limbs.

During the treatment, some people experience different sensations. These may include:

  • feeling deep relaxation

  • a floating sensation

  • falling asleep, and later recalling memories or seeing colors

  • sensing pulsations

  • having a “pins and needles” (numbing) sensation

  • having a hot or cold sensation

One hour $80,   90 minutes   $120

 

"One of the best massages I have ever had! Janet hit all the right pressure points to alleviate my sore, achy muscles. I felt amazing after she was finished with the session".     --Mary
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I offer on-site massage so that you can relax in your own home after receiving your massage. I also can see you in my massage room.

Janet Brown has been a certified massage therapist since 1996 and utilizes intuitive techniques to give her clients the best massage suited to their individual needs.

"there is not a better person in all of michigan that you could have as your therapist. Janet is so widely versed in so many varied practices that you are sure to have wondrous experiences."

I feel blessed to proudly proclaim that Janet is my healer and has helped my body, mind and soul this year. I have gotten massages and use the Bach flower remedies. Janet has so many gifts of healing to share with the world and I have only scratched the surface. if you have any area to be healed, Janet is your girl!!! Her vast knowledge and wisdom of so many practices makes her a great 'go-to' healer.  –Patty